La Mer Thinny-Penny U-Mix 5-Color 12mm Penny Round Assortment is a bundle of 5 cyan-teal 12mm penny tile colors (1/2-lb each) that you mix yourself to create a 2.5-lb assortment. Each 1/2-pound bag contains about 230+ pieces and covers about 1/3 of a square foot with a standard grout gap of 1/16 inch. That means the 2.5-lb assortment should contain about 1150+ pieces and cover about 1.66 square feet.
The numbers in the U-Mix assortment name indicate each color in the bundle. This assortment includes: 78-81 cyan tints and 85-87-88 teal tints.
MORJO™ Thinny-Pennies™ Penny Round Recycled Glass Tiles have a glossy finish, and solid opaque color throughout (not just on the tops or bottoms). Unlike glass gems, another common round tile, Thinny-Pennies™ have a flat and even surface rather than puffed. This makes them much easier to use with other types of glass tile and easier to grout.
La Mer Thinny-Penny U-Mix 5-Color 12mm Penny Round Assortment 2.5-lb
- glass penny round tile bundle
- tile size: ~1/2 inch (12mm) diameter
- thickness: 1/8 nominal (4mm)
- sales unit: 5x 1/2 bags of individual colors
- yield: 2.5-lb assortment of approximately 1150+ tiles
- material: glass
- variety: recycled glass
- shape: circle, penny, flat round
- pigments: colorfast, UV resistant
- durability: frost-proof, impervious to liquid
- usage: suitable for indoor and outdoor use
Each complete 2.5-lb tile assortment covers 1.66 of a square foot assuming a standard grout gap of 1/16 inch.
Like most of the glass tile we sell, flat penny rounds have a nominal industry-standard thickness of 1/8 inch (4mm). You can use these with other brands of recycled glass and even vitreous glass tile.
Cutting Recycled Glass Thinny-Pennies™
Recycled glass cuts like butter using the Mosaic Glass Cutters without creating a lot slivers or cutting waste.
Grouting Round Tile
Note that dry indoor mosaics do not require grouting, and so for those you can simply mount the tiles tightly together. On the other hand, wet and outdoor mosaics must have grout to prevent water from penetrating behind the tiles. For those, leaving a 1/16-inch gap allows enough grout to adhere between the tiles.
Making Mosaic Art with Penny U-Mixes
U-Mix assortments give artists the unique option to customize their color blend. Use penny tiles to create dotted patterns, curves, flower shapes, and round details. Arrange whole pennies or circular segments into swirls, waves and spirals.